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Meet Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert, The Woman With The Most Enviable Wardrobe In The World


by Rosie McMeel
30th Nov 2017
Meet Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert, The Woman With The Most Enviable Wardrobe In The World

“Dressing up is a world that we create for ourselves and one we can put into our daily life. When you celebrate Christmas or a wedding of a friend, it’s an occasion to dress up. I think every occasion is a chance to dress up.” Battaglia dresses masterfully for every occasion, from fashion shows to art fairs. For a Yayoi Kusama exhibition in Moscow, she paired a crimson Comme des Garçons jacket with the red-and-white polka-dot art. A graphic poncho served as the perfect foil for a visit to one of Luis Barragán’s colour-block homes in Mexico. For a dinner at The White House honouring the Italian prime minister, she wore Jackie Onassis-inspired vintage Courrèges by day, and a silk charmeuse Armani Privé gown by night. “I love bringing joy to other people in what I wear. That’s the best compliment I could get,” she says. “It is good to make people smile. Smiling or laughing for 15 minutes a day will help you live longer.”

For more from this Irish exclusive with editor, Rosaleen McMeel, check out the December issue of IMAGE Magazine. On sale now.

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